Employment Rate Among Female Workers in Japan Improved to Address Labor Shortage

In recent years, one of the most prevalent issues that the Japanese government has to deal with is its chronic labor shortage as a result of the country’s shrinking population due to its low birth rate and declining inward migration. Japan has undertaken various measures in order to address these social issues.   In fact, the legislative body

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September 3, 2019

Japan Continues to Revoke Residency Status of Foreigners who Violate Immigration Laws

Last year, records revealed that the residency status of around eight hundred thirty two foreign immigrants in Japan were revoked due to violation and non-compliance with the Japanese government’s stringent immigration rules.   According to the Immigration Services Agency, approximately seventy percent of those who lost their residency status were students or technical trainees who failed to follow

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August 26, 2019

Japan to Provide Adequate Support System for Overseas Workers Under the New Visa System

With the enactment of the Revised Immigration Laws in Japan last April 2019, the Japanese government is set to welcome more than three thousand overseas workers in the country this year. In view of the upcoming surge of foreign nationals seeking for employment opportunities in the Land of the Rising Sun, the Immigration Services Agency seeks to establish

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August 26, 2019

Understanding the Factors for Salary Adjustments in Japan

One of the many factors which explain why hundreds of thousands of foreign workers aspire to seek for employment opportunities in Japan is because of the fact that firms and commercial establishments in the Land of the Rising Sun are known to give their employees a stable working life and good environment. These Japanese companies are also commended

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July 19, 2019

Japanese Firms Provide Salary Increases to Address Labor Issues

One of the major challenges that Japan has to deal with in recent years is the issue on chronic labor shortage as a consequence of the country’s aging population brought about by its low birth rate. In order to address these issues, the Japanese government has undertaken various measures to augment its workforce.   As a first step,

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July 18, 2019

Taking a look at your employees through the lens of Japan’s culture

It is a widely known and accepted fact that the various cultural differences around the globe help shape the customs and traditions of a society. These norms vary from country to country depending on the residents’ circumstances and experiences. One particular cultural difference between Japan and other countries in the world, particularly western areas, include how workers are regarded by

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July 9, 2019

Okinawa in Need of More Bus Drivers Amidst Tourism Surge

In recent years, the Land of the Rising Sun has opened wider doors of opportunities for overseas workers and international sojourners who hope to visit the country to go sightseeing, experience its unique culture and try out some of the most iconic Japanese dishes worldwide. More and more foreigners come to visit Japan year and year out. In

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July 5, 2019

Influx of Overseas Sojourners in Japan brings about Increasing Demand in Foreign Language Services

Over the past few years, the Land of the Rising Sun has opened wider doors of opportunities for foreign nationals seeking for job employment in their country as well as international tourists who are looking forward to explore its popular sightseeing views and tourist destinations. With the recent amendments in its immigration rules, Japan aspires to attract more

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July 4, 2019

Labor Ministry Prompts Japanese Companies to Support Fertility Treatments of Workers

One of the most alarming issues that Japan is faced with in recent years is chronic labor shortage which resulted from the country’s aging population and low birth rate. In order to address this issue, the Japanese government had to revise its immigration laws to open wider doors of employment opportunities for foreign nationals in the Land of

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June 26, 2019

Japan aims to further increase the average minimum hourly salaries of employees across the country

Based on the historical data between the years 1989 to 2018 collected by “Trading Economics” at and the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the minimum wage a regular employee earns in the Philippines was at an all time low of 89 Philippine Pesos per day during the first indicated year of 1989. Over time, the data collected reveals

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June 25, 2019